Just needing a little help on configuring my dual monitors. I am pretty
new at monitor configuration, so you will have to advise me on what
technical information to post here to solve this problem. My graphics
card is as follows:
# hwinfo --gfxcard 30: PCI 105.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA) [Created at pci.319] Unique ID: ul7N.kSZ0Bo04_yF Parent ID: vSkL.2yY_xudKZ6E SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:05.0 SysFS BusID: 0000:01:05.0 Hardware Class: graphics card Model: "ATI Radeon HD 3300 Graphics" Vendor: pci 0x1002 "ATI Technologies Inc" Device: pci 0x9614 "Radeon HD 3300 Graphics" SubVendor: pci 0x1043 "ASUSTeK Computer Inc." SubDevice: pci 0x834d Driver: "radeon" Driver Modules: "drm" Memory Range: 0xd0000000-0xdfffffff (ro,non-prefetchable) I/O Ports: 0xc000-0xcfff (rw) Memory Range: 0xfbde0000-0xfbdeffff (rw,non-prefetchable) Memory Range: 0xfbc00000-0xfbcfffff (rw,non-prefetchable) IRQ: 18 (666542 events) I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw) Module Alias: "pci:v00001002d00009614sv00001043sd0000834Dbc03sc00i00" Driver Info #0: Driver Status: radeon is active Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe radeon" Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown Attached to: #9 (PCI bridge) Primary display adapter: #30
I have a Samsung LED monitor that naturally runs at 1600x900 resolution.
This is my main monitor that I use, and I have it set up so that my
taskbar, system tray, and kicker are all on this monitor. When I don’t
need 2 monitors, I leave this one on.
Recently I dug out of storage a 5 year old Samsung monitor, square
shape, with native 1280x1024 resolution. I wanted to hook it up and set
it up to the left of my main monitor, so that if I needed the extra
space, I could drag windows to the left onto the additional monitor.
I had my newer samsung monitor connected normally with a VGA cable, but
when I started the configuration setup, I connected to the newer one
with a DVI cable. I powered up without connecting the old monitor, so
that I only had the newer one, just like before, only running on a DVI
cable this time instead of a VGA cable.
Then I connected the older recently found samsung monitor with the VGA
cable, and it connected fine. Using KDE display settings, I manipulated
it so that it was to the left of my main monitor.
My kicker, taskbar, and system tray were all still on my main (newer
style) LED monitor.
The problem started when I went to reboot, and hopefully this is not a
big problem. After the latest security updates, I rebooted my system,
and this time when it came up, KDE placed the kicker, system tray, and
taskbar all on the monitor to the left, instead of my main monitor. I
don’t want to have to make a new kicker, system tray, and all that just
for my new monitor; instead I would like all this to default to being on
my main monitor even though it is physically to the right of the old
I don’t know if the reason these things were moved was because the left
monitor is the VGA and the system defaults to VGA being the main, or if
it is because it is on the left.
In any case, any help would be greatly appreciated. I would like to have
my kicker, taskbar, system tray, and other things I have configured to
naturally appear on my main monitor, so that I can use the monitor to
the left as a simple auxiliary monitor.
Box #1: 13.1 | KDE 4.12 | AMD Phenom IIX4 | 64 | 16GB
Box #2: 13.1 | KDE 4.12 | AMD Athlon X3 | 64 | 4GB
Laptop: 13.1 | KDE 4.12 | Core i7-2620M | 64 | 8GB